Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Welcome to Spring!
We've got a fab newsletter for you this fortnight with a Flinders Ranges
theme. Not only have we got all the latest news and happenings on
ExplorOz, we're running a one week newsletter special on selected
Flinders Ranges maps/books to coincide with the launch of 4 new Flinders
Back in Print - New Edition
The Plenty and Sandover Highways Map
Western 4WDriver Magazine - Spring 2004, 52nd Edition.
Just released this week, we
have the Spring edition of this popular mini-mag. If you're
planning a trip anywhere in Western Australia this mini-mag has
all the news on what's going on and where. See shop for list of
specific contents of this quarter's magazine.
Souvenir of The Territory
Another great pictorial guide
by popular photographer David Kirkland.
It's our Flinders Ranges theme so
get in quick for heavily discounted prices - one week only!
Pack contains 2 items:
the Flinders Ranges
This pack contains 2 items - our
pick of the best map plus the best guide book of the Flinders
Normally sold for $33, get it
this week only for just
a saving of $7.70 compared to buying
Flinders Ranges Map
this week only $7.16 - 10% off.
Flinders Ranges - An Adventurers Guide
(Ron & Viv Moon)
this week only $24.71 - 10% off.
Guide to South Australia
this week only $15.26 - 10% off.
With Spring now upon us, track
conditions Australia-wide are fairly stable.
ExplorOz Road Conditions is the only specific unsealed
Australia-wide compilation of all reports from official sources (main
roads, national parks, shire councils, VKS737). Although we don't claim
to have the most accurate reports for a specific area at any moment in
time, we do make a concerted effort to ensure the reports are no older
than 1 week. Members are welcome to phone our office for more recent
reports if required.
If you've just
returned from a trip, and have recorded OziExplorer plot files of where
you've been, don't forget that on ExplorOz we have a facility for you to
upload your files to share with others. Go
to Plot Swap
Plot Swap currently has 143 plots
available for sharing.
Note - new
members receive 200 free PointPlace credits for downloading plot
files at time of joining.
August Site Stats
as predicted in our last newsletter, has indeed reached a new milestone
by exceeding 300,000 visits to ExplorOz in one month for the first time
ever. [Note - a single visit is recorded per active user session - which
is the truest measure of audience numbers]
for the month have also increased significantly (15,285,269);
number of pages viewed throughout the month has also shown a
considerable increase (1,261,053).
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Notes from the Flinders
of our long term Members has recently been on a long jaunt through
through the Flinders Ranges and thanks to him, we have 4 new trek notes
so you too can follow in his footsteps to some wonderful places tucked
away on private property;
now linked to Trek Notes
that last few days, we have just activated the cross-reference facility
for Trek Notes to now include a table of waypoint descriptions and the
Lat/Longs using data linked from
are still another 2 stages left to developing how Trek Notes show GPS
data, however this much has been completed and should certainly be a
great help to your trip planning.
find which Treks have GPS data, go to the Trek
Search page and look for the statement "contains digital
mapping" (currently 22 treks have this feature active).
if you haven't recorded plot files via OziExplorer, you might still have
a whole lot of waypoints you've recorded on your GPS. Upload
them into PointPlace™ and cross-reference them to a Trek Note. Our
system will do the rest automatically.
- a reminder!
a reminder about toilet paper:
it, don't bury it".
will dig up human toilet wastes, so toilet paper inevitably will
become strewn about the place after you leave.
the dingoes don't get to it first, wind erosion probably will.
generally accepted method of toileting is to dig a hole with a spade, do
your business, and then drop the soiled toilet paper on top. Using a gas
igniter or match, burn the toilet paper at the bottom of the hole and
watch until it burns completely to ash and then cover with soil and pat
down the earth firmly to cover all trace of your hole.
- sanitary items and nappies should not be burned or buried. Seal in a
plastic bag and carry to a central rubbish depot).
Etiquette page for more tips.
fortnight, we welcome the following new advertisers:
Denco Diesel & Turbo
SafeTrek 4WD Services
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forget this Sunday is Father's Day - so to all those fathers out there
we wish you a great day for spending quality time with the family!
from the ExplorOz Team
David, Michelle, & Juliana